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Sket Dance

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At the Kaimei Academy three classmates, “Bossun” Yusuke, “Onihime” Himeko and “Switch” Kazuyoshi have established their own club: the Academy Activity Support Club. Known as Sket-Dan for short, the trio accept any odd jobs that come their way in the name of maintaining a peaceful life for the students of the academy. Whether identifying a graffiti artist, fixing the school gym shed or helping a new student fend off his childhood bullies, no task is too big and no job too small for the Sket-Dan.

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Sket Dance OVA OVA 2013 TBD

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Sket Dance (Pilot) 2006 TBD
Sket Dance 2007 TBD
Name Role
Manabu NAKATAKE Character Design
Keiichiro KAWAGUCHI Director
Shuhei NARUSE Music
Kenta SHINOHARA Original Manga Creator
Makoto HIJIKATA Producer
Ken YODA Producer
Yousuke IMAI Producer

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Sket Dance airy 9.8/10 Jul 18, 2011
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In Gintoki's Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto's highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a severe economic shift. Now, former samurai such as Gintoki scrape together whatever livelihood they can. Gintoki's profession of choice is that of a yorozuya: he'll complete any job for money. However, he’s unmotivated; and spending most of the day on the couch with the latest issue of Jump and a carton of Strawberry Milk is his preferred pastime. It turns out that his new unpaid employees, Shinpachi and Kagura, are going to interfere with his pastime even more than with his "work"! Of course, none of this means he has really given up on his samurai ideologies!

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Both Sket Dance and Gintama are gag series about people trying to help each other. Both have a protagonist who seems like a good-for-nothing but really cares about his friends, and both sometimes stop the hilarious comedy for a serious or really sad episode. Oh, and both ran in Shonen Jump, so both have the common themes of "friendship, hard work, and victory".


Gintama and SKET Dance maybe polar opposites when it comes to the timeline on which their respective stories are set, but don't be fooled.

First, the very purpose of the Yorozuya and SKET-dan are the same: they do anything for their clients.

Second, both groups are composed of three members (exclude the pets) with similar characteristerization: one leader figure, one freakishly strong female, and one megane character.

Third, Gintama and SKET Dance have similar comedy and sense of humor. Both series parody other anime series, as both main protagonists are very well conscious of their status as main character (and both don't want to be outdone by other characters). Gintama's famous randomness can also be seen in SKET Dance.

If you love the characters, the randomness, common humor, you'll surely love both series! Without a doubt, SKET Dance is the modern-campus-life Gintama!


Both Gintama and Sket Dance revolve around a group of three interesting characters who help others. One is the leader, the other is an otaku and last is a girl with fierce strength. Both are incredibly funny as well.


Both Sket Dance and Gintama are parody anime's (shows that make fun of other forms of media. manga, games, shows, etc) Also ironically enough the creator of Sket Dance used to be a assiasstant to the creator of Gintama before his own series got serialized. Both series's are about group 3 friends that help each other. These two series's have so much in common that it practially screams "We're one in the same!" Also, the 3 main cast members of each show seem to have similar personalitys. Overall these two shows go hand and hand and a fan of one should without a doubt be a fan of the other


Both shows are about people helping other people generally in a hilarious way. Gintama takes parody to a whole new level where Sket Dance is set in a school but both have very serious sides to them along with the laughs and wacky adventures. Try one if you enjoy the other.


Despite a considerable difference in setting, both Gintama and Sket Dance use a similar comedic style. Each has a great cast of characters, well developed and likable. In short if you enjoyed one series you will likely enjoy the other. My preference is with Gintama but both of these are still a "must watch" in my opinion.


Sket Dance is Gintama in highschool settings and Gintama is Sket Dance in Edo-period settings.

Both are hilarious, has a lot of funny parodies and they've even made 2 crossover episodes! Both also have those very serious moments. Gintama has more fighting than Sket Dance and more fantasy elements (like Aliens).

Gintama is superior, but Sket Dance is definetly also worth a watch.


The author of Sket Dance was the assistant of Gintama. The manga and anime even crossover. Good enough reason. If you watched or read the crossover, they themselves give the explanation of their relations. Sket dance is more appropriate though.


What I thought of when I first saw Sket Dance was that it was very similar to Gintama.  The parody and the comedy parts are especially hilarious.  Plus, the all-around spirit of helpfulness is there.  Really, only the themes are different:  alien samurai era vs. school life.

Want an overdose of insanity?  Make sure to check out both of these anime productions!  XD


The main characters are technically the same! A super-strong but very cute girl, megane dude, dumb leader who comes thru when it matters. Gintama is in Edo period with aliens so no school and Sket Dance is at school. The mangaka of Sket Dance even used to be the assistant of Gintama's mangaka! I think assistant was very influenced by Gintama-mangaka.

Oh and the genres are the same. Comedy is hilarious (main genre), bad past?, and 'friendship effort and victory' Thats what i think.

I forgot the story!! Even story is same. Gintama is the 3 mains are Yorozuya, they do anything for money (help people and in the end they dont get money), Sket Dance, the 3 mains set up a club that helps people!  I like Sket Dance a little better maybe cuz I dont get some of the 'adult humor' in Gintama xD But these are both my favorites!! So go watch them~


These anime are one in the same.  They focus on a group of 3 people and one pet whose jobs are to help others.  Both are fantastic comedies and long running series.  While Gintama has more crude humor and action, Sket Dance is more relatable at points and goes about everything in a calmer way than Gintama.   They also have a crossover episode, so if you start one, you can get an idea of the other.  Also the writer for Sket Dance worked with Sorachi on Gintama before he made Sket Dance, which is where a lot of the inspiration of the show comes from.  Some even call Sket Dance "The poor mans Gintama" though both series are very alike. 


Gintama and Sket-dan are pretty similar, in a good way. They both are willing to do a lot for their clients. They both have a glasses character and an original heroine. The main characters have traits that make them seem like their good for nothing but end up saving and helping lots of people. They both have quite a big cast. And lets not forget their great humor.

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Medaka Box

Medaka Kurokami is the perfect honor student. She has exemplary grades, talent at any sport she tries her hand at, comes from a rich family, is exceptionally popular, and has just become the first ever freshman student to be elected School President! During her inauguration speech she proclaims that she will endeavor to help every student with any problem if they simply submit it to the newly instated suggestion box. But with a bare-bones student council consisting of only herself and her unwilling accomplice Zenkichi, people are unsure whether to take her seriously or not. Regardless, Medaka takes each suggestion and gives her all to fulfil any request, be it ridding the kendo hall of delinquents, writing a love letter, or helping a struggling art student find his muse.

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Both shows are about a wacky group of kids who want to help anyone that needs it in their schools. Lots of comedy is to be had in both as these kids will do anything possible to get the job done! Check em out.


Both shows are comedies in a high school setting, that revolve around the main characters solving the various problems plaguing the student body. Episodic, comedic, and modern these shows have a lot in common. I'd recommend them either way, if you liked one try the other.


Both shows revolves around a group of wacky people who wants to help others.

Both are comedy animes set in high school.


Comedy, and kids in highschoool that want to help others. The characters are all interesting.

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Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Have a problem? Talk to Otogi Bank, a student aid group that helps people get what they need – for a hefty price. Led by Liszt Kiriki and staffed by tsundere Ryouko, inventor Majolica, jealous Otohime, flirtatious Tarou, serious Alice, nervous Ryoushi and maid Otsuu, Otogi Bank assists with everything from helping break into a rival school to convincing an upperclassman to not quit a sports team. Can Otogi Bank manage to make all their clients happy, and most importantly, will Ryoushi ever manage to win Ryouko’s heart?

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Both SKET Dance and Ookami-san revolve around a school club dedicated to helping others upon request. The female leads are also quite similar.


Both of these anime have the same basic premise: A school club dedicated to doing odd jobs for students. Both are episodic with some light comedy for the most part and the female leads are both pretty similar. Main difference is simply that Ookami-san is far better on all fronts, especially characters and basic plots. The only thing Sket Dance MIGHT do a little better is the comedy.

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Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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Both these animes focus around strong bonds of friendship in one form or another. While Host Club focuses on romance and a reverse harem, Sket Dances's primary focus is episodic comedy.

You could be forgiven for thinking that initially they are merely two types of light hearted comedy. However while they both provide some of the best laughs I've had watching anime, the serious moments in regards to back stories are moments that parallel each other in their seriousness, and pure joy you feel at the overcoming of them.

Essentially, If you find yourself a fan of one, stick with the other and find it a great use of your time.


Sket Dance and Ouran both are very funny comedys, and theyre both my favorites. The main characters always have some sort of past and sometimes not so good. I think these both make you go 'dawwww' cuz there are cute moments and happy ones too! Ehh i would descibe both like Comedy and haertwarming and little romance. :)

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Binbougami ga!

Binbougami ga!

On Earth, humans live unaware of the many gods who watch over them and help maintain a sense of balance. But one day, a very special girl named Ichiko Sakura will come face to face with one in the flesh – Momiji, the goddess of misfortune! For Ichiko is unknowingly sapping good fortune from those around her, sporting abnormal levels of beauty, intellect, athletic skill and wealth, and it's up to Momiji to help put things back into order. There's just one problem: selfish Ichiko is fully satisfied with her life, and wants nothing of the sort! Determined to keep her mojo safe from the cranky goddess's giant syringe and wide array of bad luck "devices", Ichiko now must deal with a whole host of supernatural lunatics and the fact that her new tormentor has moved in as an unwanted house guest, all the while trying her best to stay as fabulous as possible!

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These shows have many similarities despite a different plot. They both have very similar humour, often making references to pop culture or history.Some of the more serious moments have similar feelings as well. There is a student or somebody in need of help, and despite the character's opposite attitudes and willingness to help, they come in and save the day.

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